ITKO Teams With IBM On New Cloud Service to Help Clients Rapidly Deploy Applications

DALLAS, TX, May 6, 2010 -- ITKO, the leading provider of virtualization and validation solutions for enterprise cloud applications, today announced it is teaming with IBM on a new service to help businesses more easily develop, test and deploy applications either on-premise or in a cloud. The new service combines ITKO LISA Virtualize, Test, Validate and Pathfinder application software with IBM Global Business Services consulting to speed up application deployment, without tapping into critical computing resources.

IBM Application Virtualization ServicesTM is available today for on-premise deployment, and will be available later this year on an IBM Cloud. Using the new service, clients can for the first time:

  • Run applications in a virtual environment to reduce operational costs
  • Simulate a production environment to effectively test new applications without creating new workloads on existing systems
  • Deploy multiple test environments for each development and test team to boost productivity

"Clients today are looking for new ways to streamline their IT infrastructure, reduce application costs, and drive more value out of their information assets," said IBM executive Steven Kagan, vice president, application management services, IBM Global Business Services. "The combination of ITKO software and IBM technologies and services can help our joint clients meet these business goals."

ITKO's LISA product suite eliminates application development constraints using virtual service environments, optimizes discovery and resolution of coding defects, and improves test automation and validation for complex enterprise applications. LISA virtualization and validation solutions also support cloud application development to remove accessibility and capacity constraints in elastic cloud development and test environments.

A major utility company used LISA software to virtualize smart meter devices and EDI Gateway interfaces, improving productivity by 87 percent and time-to-market by 67 percent.

"IBM Global Services is a market leader in helping enterprise IT organizations deliver software faster and more efficiently," said Shridhar Mittal, CEO of ITKO. "ITKO and IBM will take the joint offering to customers in the Financial services, Telecommunication, Energy, Retail, and Travel industries leveraging the IBM Cloud."

ITKO is showcasing new solutions at IBM's IMPACT 2010 conference, May 2-7, 2010 in Las Vegas. For more information on the IMPACT event, please visit www.ibm.com/impact.

About ITKO, a CA Technologies company

ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.ITKO.com.

ITKO Press Contact: Jason English - news@ITKO.com - 1-214.764.9318

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